FuzeHub grants target PPE production
Six companies will be selected to produce N95 masks and manufacture ventilators as part of the COVID-19 manufacturing grants program organized by FuzeHub. A total of $400,000 in funds will be disbursed.
The program goals are to provide immediate direct assistance to New York State small to midsize manufacturers that are currently in production or can shift production to meet critical health care and medical equipment requests that have been created by the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the critical need for replenishment of personal protective equipment and ventilators, it is expected that projects are clearly defined and ready to be undertaken. It is anticipated that projects will be completed as soon as possible.
These grants serve as a resource to assist manufacturers with increasing capacity in current operations as well as to pivot production in an effort to build and assemble these critical need items: specifically, N95 respirators and ventilators.
The number of awards made may vary depending on amount of funding requested and the quality of applications received. FuzeHub maintains the right to award less than is being requested. Applicants may only submit an application for one funding track.
FuzeHub is a New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, supported by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation. Applications are due by April 17 at 4 p.m.